Finu Iype - Passion to Reach Ministries
Finu is the founder and President of Passion to Reach Ministries. A ministry that is partnering with churches in Canada and around the world in equipping and empowering Christians to proclaim the gospel. Finu’s speaking ministry has seen him travel both nationally and internationally to Brazil, India, U.S.A, U.K., Germany, Spain, Bahrain, U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar, Singapore, St. Vincent, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Ghana, Guyana, Rwanda, Dominican Republic, Kenya & South Africa. Today as a missional strategy coach and evangelist, Finu impacts churches across the GTA organizing outreaches and creating strategies to disciple new converts.
Dr. Christopher Yuan - Bearers of Christ Ministries
Come hear a powerful testimony from Dr. Christopher Yuan as he articulates a biblical view of sexuality through the narrative of his personal transformation from an agnostic gay man to a Bible professor. Not only does God turn his unbelief into belief, but God also frees him from the bondage of drugs and promiscuity. This inspirational story of redemption and grace transcends the topic of sexual identity touching on issues such as drug addiction, promiscuity, incarceration and HIV.
Dr. Yuan's message of redemption is one that points to our Heavenly Father who is calling all of us prodigals to run to Him. Christopher casts a compelling vision of not embracing our sexuality, but embracing Christ, thus shattering the paradigms of gay and straight and pointing us toward the biblical standard of holy sexuality.
Christopher and his mother Angela share their amazing journey in a book (now in seven languages), Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope.
Mark Clark - Village Church, Vancouver, BC
At 36, Mark Clark is the lead pastor of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in Canada. Mark, along with his wife Erin and an amazing team of people, planted Village Church in January 2010 with 50 people. It has now grown into a vibrant multi-site church in the Greater Vancouver Area with over 4000 people with over 900 baptized in the first 6 years. Mark grew up in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 2004 to attend Regent College, where he received a Master of New Testament Studies. Mark grew up in an atheistic household but at the age of 17 he encountered Jesus through the witness of a high school friend. He is passionate about contextualizing the gospel, teaching the Bible, seeing people transformed by Jesus, planting churches, and seeing the gospel advance across Canada. Mark resides in South Surrey with his wife and their three daughters.
Alan George - Online Pastor, Life.Church
Pastor Alan George grew up the son of a pastor, but it wasn't until after he drifted away from God that he truly found out what it means to depend on Him. Ever since he was saved, he's followed his passion: to show the entire world the same grace and love of Christ that changed his life. But that raised a huge question—how can one person make that kind of impact on the world? The answer he found was Church Online at Life.Church. Launched 11 years ago as the first completely digital church experience, Church Online now reaches over 200,000 people each week, representing every country in the world, with services led by volunteers in dozens of countries. Since 2006, over 100,000 people have accepted Christ at Church Online—all because of a dedication to do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Christ. Alan lives in the Oklahoma City area with his wife, Meryl, and their three children.
Sunder Krishnan - International speaker
Sunder Krishnan was born into a Hindu family and grew up in New Delhi, India. He became a Christ follower through the ministry of Youth for Christ. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967; and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
In June 1969, he joined the staff of Atomic Energy of Canada. In October 1980, Sunder resigned his position with Atomic Energy of Canada and joined the pastoral staff of Rexdale Alliance Church where he served until June 30, 2016. Sunder’s passion is to communicate the gospel and to equip others to do the same.
In 1971, he and Shyamala were married. They have two married children, Vijay and Sheila and six grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Benjamin, Noah, Joel and Gideon.
Ray Narula - Senior Pastor, New City Church, Brantford
Ray was born into a Sikh family in New Delhi, India. He immigrated with his family to Canada in 1971. As a young man, he heard the gospel and had a radical encounter with God. Despite heavy persecution, he gave his heart to Jesus in 1979. He is currently the Senior Pastor of New City Church in Brantford, Ontario and also travels the world preaching the gospel and sharing his amazing testimony.